Who doesn’t look forward to a long weekend? It is an ideal time for family outings as well as social visits and offers you respite from the typical work-home grind. But even this much-needed break comes with its own set of problems. Long weekends also mean over indulgence in food and drink, late nights and disturbed body rhythm, making you feel more tired and drained out as you get back to work.
Are you feeling the same right now? Follow this simple and natural way to recover from a long tiring weekend. You will certainly bounce back, ready to kick start your week.
Drink plenty of water! Hectic outdoor activities, especially during hot and humid days could lead to dehydration. You may not realise the small amounts of water loss from your body, but if you are feeling tired and drained out after a long weekend, your body cells are very likely craving for some water. It’s time to listen to your body and consume as much water as possible, which means at least 2-3 litres of water a day for the next 3-4 days immediately after the weekend.
Water is also required to flush out the toxin build up that usually happens during weekends. Eating out and over indulgence in alcoholic or caffeinated beverages combined with lack of exercise and sleep is a perfect recipe to add some toxins into your body. Water is a natural detox that cleanses your system from deep within.
Restore the salts, vitamins and nutrients: Dehydration also takes away essential salts, vitamins and other nutrients from your body. Too much alcohol or eating out could also damage the healthy bacterium that survives in your intestines, throwing your system off balance. It’s time to bring your system back in order.
- Consuming fresh juices twice a day will quickly recharge your body with the essential vitamins and minerals. Juices also detox and cleanse your system simultaneously.
- You can also take vitamin supplements additionally to boost your energy levels further.
- Take honey-lime wakeup drink every morning for the next 3-4 days. Add the juice of half a lemon and 2 teaspoons honey to a large glass of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
- Electrolyte drinks will help replenish the lost salts while probiotic drinks like laban or yogurt will restore the intestinal bacteria and improve digestion.
- Drink 2-3 cups of green tea each day to replenish your body with antioxidants. Antioxidants from green tea will get rid of the free radicals that build up from unhealthy eating.
Sleep well and don’t skip exercise: Get 8-10 hours of sleep for the next 4-5 days. Sleep will not only give your body the much needed rest, but also helps your damaged cells to regenerate. Skipping exercise may be the natural thing to do when you feel physically tired, but exercise is in fact a perfect therapy to recover from all the exhaustion. The day after a long weekend is the perfect time to hit the gym or get back to your exercise routine. You will sweat out the toxins from your body and the endorphins released will boost your energy levels.
Getting over tiredness and lethargy stemming from a long and hectic weekend could be as simple as this! So get started with these natural detox ideas and feel refreshed and energised in no time.